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Hiking in the surroundings

Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Stage 1, Hallau–Randenhus
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Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Stage 2, Randenhus–Schaffhausen
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Klettgauer Wein-Route
Klettgauer Wein-Route
Route 751, Beringen–Trasadingen
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Schaffhauserland Bike
Siblingen
Randen cultural landscape

Randen cultural landscape

An unspoiled and varied landscape is the hallmark of the Randen area in Schaffhausen. Thanks to its dry climate and shallow soils, species-rich dry meadows and sparse forests with very special species were able to become established on south-facing slopes.
Intensive agriculture in many locations on the Swiss central plateau has resulted in the formation of monotonous cleared landscapes. This is not, however, the case in the Randen area to the north of Schaffhausen. For a long time, the dry and comparatively unfertile soils only accommodated extensive farming and this is reflected today in the relatively unspoiled state of the landscape.

The landscape of this typical Tafeljura region is characterized by a mosaic of forest and agricultural land. The weathering of the mostly fissured and highly porous limestone layers produced stony, shallow and rapidly heating soils. Species-rich dry meadows and sparse forests with heat-loving flora and fauna, otherwise native in the warmer regions of Europe, developed in these soils on south-facing slopes. The highly endangered woodlark which in the eastern Jura can only be found in Randen, is a particular speciality of the area.
An unspoiled and varied landscape is the hallmark of the Randen area in Schaffhausen. Thanks to its dry climate and shallow soils, species-rich dry meadows and sparse forests with very special species were able to become established on south-facing slopes.
Intensive agriculture in many locations on the Swiss central plateau has resulted in the formation of monotonous cleared landscapes. This is not, however, the case in the Randen area to the north of Schaffhausen. For a long time, the dry and comparatively unfertile soils only accommodated extensive farming and this is reflected today in the relatively unspoiled state of the landscape.

The landscape of this typical Tafeljura region is characterized by a mosaic of forest and agricultural land. The weathering of the mostly fissured and highly porous limestone layers produced stony, shallow and rapidly heating soils. Species-rich dry meadows and sparse forests with heat-loving flora and fauna, otherwise native in the warmer regions of Europe, developed in these soils on south-facing slopes. The highly endangered woodlark which in the eastern Jura can only be found in Randen, is a particular speciality of the area.

Randen cultural landscape

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1102
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
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Randenhus
Randenhus
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Tappolet Randenhaus
Tappolet Randenhaus
Siblingen
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Hiking in the surroundings

Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Stage 1, Hallau–Randenhus
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Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Klettgau-Rhein-Weg
Stage 2, Randenhus–Schaffhausen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Klettgauer Wein-Route
Klettgauer Wein-Route
Route 751, Beringen–Trasadingen
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Biking in the surroundings

Schaffhauserland Bike